The paintings of Selšček

Selšček has around 140 inhabitants. There is a church, there are farms and houses, there is a bus stop and there is a little square with a new water fountain, benches and a table, bike stand and statue. The little village lies, 640 metre high, between the forests on the plateau Menisija, less than thirty… Continue reading The paintings of Selšček

Slovenia and the bike unfriendly bike path

The big difference between Dutch and Slovenian cycling infrastructure is not that there is much more cycling infrastructure in the Netherlands. The difference is a fundamental one, Dutch cycling infrastructure is made for cyclists, Slovenian cycling infrastructure is made for motorists. While in the Netherlands bike paths are meant to give cyclists a faster and safer… Continue reading Slovenia and the bike unfriendly bike path

The Sunny Side of Winter

My 10 favorite views from the bike of the last two weeks in which we saw a little bit of winter and a lot of spring From evening till morning Rest time is yours, From dusk till down Don't be afraid to work (school in Bevke) High on the hills near Ljubljana, curvy lines draw up… Continue reading The Sunny Side of Winter

Rolling between vineyards

It's Slovenia, but not really Slovenia. It's Italy, but not really Italy. Goriška Brda is a little bit of both. It's a 80 square kilometre Slovenian paradise which lies in Italy. Or to say it like Jure Boltar of bike tour company Terra Cycling explains: Slovenia has the shape of a chicken and Goriška Brda… Continue reading Rolling between vineyards

A Ride On The Wild Side

There still are places in Europe where the presence of us humans is almost non existent. Where you don't lock the doors against thieves but against wild animals. Places where nature is the boss. With 555 square kilometres and only 16.000 inhabitants the forest of Kocevje is such a place. It's huge, it's wild. If… Continue reading A Ride On The Wild Side

Cycling out of Schengen

How small is Slovenia? Well, from capital Ljubljana you can ride your bike to each of its neighbouring countries in a day. Part 2: Croatia, 72 kilometres Check out the route here: https://www.strava.com/activities/388403226 The elevated landscape of the Bloke plateau and neighboring Lož Valley resemble a green sea where meadows and forested hills come in… Continue reading Cycling out of Schengen

To Bled and back – Fueled by a cream cake

The small town of Bled is the flagship of Slovenian tourism. It's famous for its lake with fairytale island, its medieval castle and its cream cake. Bled cream cakes are said to be the best there are. Bled's history and legends date back hundreds of years, the cream cake's history dates back only 60 years… Continue reading To Bled and back – Fueled by a cream cake